Technology is developing rapidly. It is an essential part of how we live our daily lives–in a mental and physical sense, and in professional and personal environments. Cybercognition explores the ideas of technology addiction, brain training, and much more. This text provides readers with a guide to understanding concepts related to the online world. It answers important questions: • What is the impact of digital technology on our learning, memory, attention, problem-solving, and decision making? • If we continue to use digital technology on a large scale, can it change the way we think? • Can human cognition keep up with technology? Suitable for students on Cyberpsychology and Cognitive Psychology courses at all levels, as well as anyone with an inquiring mind.

Technology and Education

Technology and Education

Key Learning Objectives

  • To explore the impact digital technology can have upon learning and academic outcomes;
  • to examine how the use of social networking sites can both enhance and also detract from the learning experience;
  • to focus on the invasion of digital technology into learning contexts and how this may be impacting on learning;
  • to discuss the possible implications of this research and what it could mean for teaching in the context of the digital age.

Overview

The literature surrounding the impact of newer forms of digital technology on aspects of education presents something of a mixed bag when it comes to making firm conclusions. Much of this research has been mapped onto the belief that those in the digital native generation are adopting different ...

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